Viewing Lafayette French, Sr. (1848-1912) & Lafayette French, Jr. (1887-1948)
Lafayette French built a towering reputation as a trial lawyer in southern Minnesota from the 1870s to his death in 1912. He was President of the Minnesota State Bar Association in 1909. His son, Lafayette French II, followed him into the law, and served as United States Attorney from 1923 through 1928. He later returned to Austin and practiced law until his death in 1944.